Did you know Chinese agricultural businesses with direct links to the CCP have obtained a large number of acres of American farmlands?
It’s true, according to Politico. As of 2020, Chinese nationals have close to 192,000 acres in their control. The 192,000 acres have a value close to $1.9 billion, which has one lawmaker putting his foot down and saying that’s enough.
Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse previously penned an amendment to Bill H.R.4356 that would ultimately disallow American adversaries from purchasing farmland in the United States.
Newhouse believes China’s game plan is to buy up more farmland in order to influence America’s food supply. This would ultimately give China the power to create a food shortage at a moment’s notice.
China shouldn't be allowed to buy farmland in this country.
— Matthew H (@MattH_4America) December 10, 2021
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China’s Not the Only One to Worry About
Billionaire Bill Gates has the most farmland owned by any individual with over 240,000 acres that stretches across 19 states. It’s reported Gates grows crops on his farmland and even has a potato contract with McDonald’s.
On a lot of the farms, he is conducting experiments with soils, seeds, and livestock.
Remember when Bill Gates bought up 242,000 acres of farmland as an “investment vehicle”.
To “study seeds and French fries”?
He bought land everywhere. pic.twitter.com/SLT3FsH3GH
— Kween Josie of all the Liberty (@KweenJosie) October 8, 2021